Star Parker not only spent some time Monday night beating a dead horse until it was deader, she did it with a brand-spanking new idea that's as empty as the trash can of her mind.
"I was in that room and it was frankly, verbal rape," Parker announced.
What would verbal rape be? Would that be where words magically and violently penetrate a vagina and impregnate their victim with ideas with no consent?
Seriously, think about that phrase for a minute. It's got lots of bang for the buck and means absolutely nothing, which was what prompted Geraldo Rivera to utter a "Wow" offscreen before he came to a point where he called her pronouncement "harsh." (Protip: Geraldo, it's not harsh. It's just dishonest.)
Parker did make a lame attempt at clarification, explaining it this way. “Verbal rape is what it was, because he pulled the air out of the room. There were 4,000 people there to unify.”
Okay. I still don't understand what that means. Is she saying that rape pulls the air out of the room? Is she really saying that violent, physical, unwanted penetration forced upon a man or a woman is somehow equivalent to the President reminding Christians that their history is laden with violent acts against others too?
Evidently she is, and evidently the real harm here is that the punch landed, because Parker used that same term during her radio appearance with Mark Levin earlier in the day, but her description isn't of rape. It's one where the truth zinged just a little close to home.
“It was verbal rape. Frankly, what the president did was verbal rape,” Parker said. “He stole all the energy in the room. He stole from all of us. He stole the momentum in the room, he stole from our country, he stole from the world.”
Explaining that those in the room had already been dealing in what she called weak interfaith “sippy soup,” Parker said Obama “reduced that whole meeting to meaninglessness.”
“This is what we were doing in this room, all this prayer, all these people, and then the president gets up and totally politicizes it,” she said. “It was verbal rape. You could feel the energy leave the room because he is so adamant about his secular humanism. These are certainly big questions, but he reduced that whole meeting to meaninglessness. It was just bad.
Star, get a grip. The President trolled you all and you bit the bait -- hook, line and sinker. Now you want to make a thing out of it because you all look like idiots for being stupid enough to let him steal the limelight out from your whitewashed tomb called a "National Prayer Breakfast."
As Jimmy Williams said, "Tough."
Parker thinks she's being sensational, but she's just minimizing the very real, violence associated by rape. There is no verbal rape. There is only rape and the President did not rape anyone.
Deal with it, Star.